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A system and method for conducting a multi-person, interactive auction, in a variety of formats, without using a human auctioneer to conduct the auction. The system is preferably implemented in software. The system allows a group of bidders to interactively place bids over a computer or communications network. Those bids are recorded by the system and the bidders are updated with the current auction status information. When appropriate, the system closes the auction from further bidding and notifies the winning bidders and losers as to the auction outcome.

Title
Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information
Application Number
8/623654
Publication Number
5835896
Application Date
March 29, 1996
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Inventor
Samuel Jerrold Kaplan
Hillsborough
CA, US
Alan S Fisher
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner
Assignee
Onsale
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/300
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